Nollywood diva and media fashionista, Vida Modelo, has opened an office in Asaba, Delta State aimed to pursue her passion in fighting human trafficking and child abuse.
The exquisitely furnished office located at DBS Road, Asaba, Modelo says, is meant to serve multipurpose business concerns including event planning, media and photography, consultancy and, most importantly, an office to handle human trafficking cases.
According to the glamorous movie lady, “My passion is to help government fight human trafficking. The story of human trafficking is better understood when told by a victim. I was a victim.
I have seen hell and it was God who saw me through the travails when I was trafficked to Spain. I’m alive today and back in my country because God’s mercies prevailed. There is no trick anybody can play where I am now in terms of how girls are deceived and trafficked, the horrors on the high sea, the servitude in slave camps and the molestations by foreign animals in human form, doing everything possible to debase and dehumanise their victims.
It’s a horrible experience when one is trafficked. That is why I am dedicating the rest of my life to fighting this menace and poverty-inclined suicide mission. I appreciate everyone who has made this dream to happen, I will not dissappoint.”
Vida Modelo was a member of the media think tank that worked for Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa’s reelection, and all members of the group were present to felicitate with her.
The leader of the group, Mr Pius Mordi, now an SA to Governor Okowa, led others to the event. They include Comrade Felix Ofou (Chairman, Board of DBS Asaba), Comrade Norbert Chiazor (SA Media to Governor Okowa), Prince Obaro Unuafe (SSA to Governor Okowa), Mr Fred Akpewe and Comrade Patrick Ochei (Member, Delta State Child Rights Implementation Committee).
Mordi described Vida Modelo as an optimist ”who had always spoken of her dream and now she has made it happen through her belief and determination.”
Earlier, Rev. Fr. David Mario Dibie had led the people in prayer after which he dedicated the office to the glory of God.